First hornbill reintroduction project launched in northern Thailand

The first project to reintroduce hornbills back into the ancient forests of northern Thailand was launched today by Dr Pilai Poonswad, Thailands foremost expert and researcher on hornbills and Mr Demis Galli, the Flight of the Gibbons Director of Conservation.  After an initial assessment this year of the local forests around Mae Kampong, a small village 50km […]

Conservationists discover tigers in Thailand’s WEFCOM

The Zoological Society of London   2 June 2015 The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has, for the first time, captured photographs of tigers in the southern region of Thailand’s Western Forest Conservation Complex (WEFCOM) using camera traps. Until now, there has been no formal record of tigers in the southern Protected Areas of WEFCOM, […]

KWCI partners with Asian Ranger Federation

The Karen Wildlife Conservation Initiative (KWCI) has recently become an official member of the Asian Ranger Federation (ARF) and the International Ranger Federation (IRF). The ARF and IRF aim to raise awareness of and support the critical work that the world’s park rangers do in conserving our natural and cultural heritage. Founded in 1992, the […]

TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS IN THAILAND PARK RESCUED BY GOVERNMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

BANGKOK. The future for dwindling populations of tigers and elephants in Southeast Asia looks brighter today following the launch of a special training operation for forest protection staff. The exercise, conducted in Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park, was designed to help forest protection staff reduce poaching of wildlife, and destruction of their habitats.  The training […]

CITES INFILTRATED BY THE SHARK FIN INDUSTRY

images/stories/breakingnews/fin.jpg The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has recently called upon CITES (the UN Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species, Flora & Fauna) at a recent meeting of the Animals Committee in Geneva, to remove Singaporean Dr Giam Choo Hoo, the Alternate Representative for Asia based on an investigative report that clearly shows that Dr Giam […]

Jail Time for Cell Phone Tiger Poachers

images/stories/breakingnews/hmong.jpg A Major Turning Point in Asia’s War Against Poaching: Jail Time For Thailand’s “Cell Phone” Tiger Poachers Two poachers get up to five years in prison – most severe sentences for poaching ever given out in Thailand WCS helped apprehend poachers last summer after a cell phone with images of dead tiger is found […]